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Native Sandalwood Conservation Briefing and Action Meeting

The Conservation Council of WA invites you to discuss the threats facing one of WA's most iconic outback trees: native sandalwood. 

Tragically, for the past nearly 200 years, successive WA governments have allowed the rampant destruction of Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum). It was one of the Swan River colony’s earliest and most profitable exports – our first iron ore. As a result of our unbridled greed, sandalwood has largely disappeared across much of its original range and it is now listed as ‘vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List.

Right now, the two WA government agencies that together promote, licence, carry out and defend the ongoing commercial destruction of wild sandalwood, the Department of Biodiversity Conservation (DBCA) and the Forest Products Commission (FPC), are gearing up to ensure the government approves another 10 years of unsustainable sandalwood exploitation.

Please come to this briefing with Peter Robertson from Save Our Sandalwood Network to learn more about what the departments are planning and how conservation groups can help ensure that, for the first time in nearly 200 years, our beautiful native sandalwood is properly valued and conserved.

The event is in person however, if you are unable to attend, a link to join online will be sent to you once you RSVP.

December 05, 2023 at 10:00am - 11:30am
Conservation Council of WA Office
1186 Hay St
West Perth, WA 6005
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Sara Boranga · · (08) 6558 5155

Will you come?